James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: Good to be bad, better to be chaotic evil

Vile villains
James Clayton News Jun 2, 2011

In this week’s column, James celebrates the weirdest, baddest screen villains of recent years, including the unhinged murderer from Brit thriller, Blitz…

The James Clayton Column: Tintin and the Tannis Root Nightmare of the Uncanny Valley

James Clayton News May 26, 2011

James is a big fan of Tintin. But when crossed with motion capture? Some alarm bells have begun to ring...

The James Clayton Column: Aliens vs. ‘Select Your Opponent’

James Clayton News May 19, 2011

As Attack The Block introduces the idea of aliens versus youths, James comes up with a few high-concept invasion movie ideas of his own...

The James Clayton Column: Movies presenting a career path

James Clayton News May 12, 2011

If you're looking for inspiration for your next job, then your local multiplex might have some answers, reckons James...

The James Clayton Column: The Cussing King’s Speech and Jupiter’s Willy

James Clayton News May 5, 2011

Is swearing in movies like Kick-Ass and Oscar-friendly The King’s Speech anything to get uptight about? The censors say yes, but James isn’t so sure…

The James Clayton Column: Dancing for freedom: the Sucker Punch against oppression

James Clayton News Apr 14, 2011

James went to see Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. And he's got a few thoughts...

The James Clayton Column: Abandon Limitless drug crazed abandon!

James Clayton News Apr 7, 2011

In the wake of Limitless and its IQ-boosting wonder drug, James looks back at the uneasy relationship between controlled substances and the movies…

The James Clayton Column: “But the title said there’d be a submarine.”

James Clayton News Mar 31, 2011

Shaken by the absence of submersible vessels in Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, James wonders, what’s in a name…?

The James Clayton column: Oorah for Earth's Marines!

James Clayton News Mar 24, 2011

The macho action of Battle: Los Angeles leaves James pondering the US Marine Corp’s perpetual aggression against alien visitors in films…

The James Clayton Column: rōnin samurai vs. real estate

James Clayton News Mar 17, 2011

In this week’s column, James ponders the benefits of wearing a samurai outfit and cinema’s delusions of domestic bliss…